cod. 1008606

Academic year 2021/22
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Storia della filosofia (M-FIL/06)
Discipline filosofiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

By the end of the course, the Student will have:

1. understood the fundamental traits of the phenomenological debate of the early twenty century on the practical function of intentionality with particular attention to theory of will of Moritz Geiger, Max Scheler and Edmund Husserl;

2. mastered the philosophical lexicon. Theoretical and historical-philosophical attention will be payed to the following terms: intentionality, will, motivation, emotion, value, evaluation;

3. developed the capacity to take a stance on the philosophical issues discussed in class;

4. developed the ability to argue for the supported thesis considering the historical-philosophical context;

5. read and understood autonomously the works of the treated authors.


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Course unit content

Practical Intentionality

Within the phenomenological research of the early twenty century great attention has been paid to the will and, hence, to the practical dimension of intentionality. By virtue of the descriptive nature of phenomenology Moritz Geiger, Max Scheler and Edmund Husserl have debated the role of utmost importance played by will within the life of consciousness.

Full programme

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M. Geiger, Frammento sul concetto di inconscio e sulla realtà psichica, in R. De Monticelli (a cura di), La persona: apparenza e realtà. Testi fenomenologici 1911-1933, pp. 101-153.

E. Husserl, Lineamenti di etica formale, Le Lettere, Firenze 2005, pp. 117-140.

M. Scheler, Il formalismo nell’etica e l’etica materiale dei valori, Bompiani, Milano 2013, pp. 83-109.

Teaching methods

Lectures. Reading, analysis and discussion of the authors' works, written training.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination. The oral examination is aimed to verify: I) command of the topics and of the texts presented in class; II) the ability to contextualize issues within the historical-philosophical reference-horizon

Assessment criteria and assessment thresholds:
30 cum laude: Excellent, excellent solidity of knowledge, excellent expressive properties, excellent understanding of the concepts
30: Very good. Complete and adequate knowledge, well-articulated and correctly expressed
27-29: Good, satisfactory knowledge, essentially correct expression.
24-26: Fairly good knowledge, but not complete and not always correct.
22-23: Generally sufficient knowledge but superficial. Expression is often not appropriate and confused.
18-21: Sufficient. The expression and articulation of the speech show important gaps.
<18: insufficient knowledge or very incomplete, lack of guidance in discipline, expression seriously deficient. Exam failed.

Other information

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